Thoughts on the First Reading for the Third Sunday in Easter

Witness We Must

The high priest questioned them,
“We gave you strict orders, did we not,
to stop teaching in that name?
Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching
and want to bring this man’s blood upon us.”
But Peter and the apostles said in reply,
“We must obey God rather than men.
The God of our ancestors raised Jesus,
though you had him killed by hanging him on a tree.
God exalted him at His right hand as leader and savior
to grant Israel repentance and forgiveness of sins.
We are witnesses of these things,
as is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey him.” Acts 5:27-32 The  Church of the first century was almost invariably law abiding, beginning with Jesus’ teaching that taxes should be paid to Caesar ...
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Set My People Free

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you.
As the Father has sent me, so I send you.”
And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them,
“Receive the Holy Spirit.
Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them,
and ...
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Now Judge Eternal

This man God raised on the third day and granted that He be made manifest,
not to all the people, but to us
the witness chosen by God in advance,
who ate and drank with Him after He rose from the dead.
He ...
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C.S. Lewis Institute

A Lecture featuring C.S. Lewis scholar, Michael Ward in partnership with the Lewis-Tolkien Society and the Church of the Incarnation. About this event Why do we say things are right and wrong? Is it merely a personal preference? Or ...
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Not the Righteous

  Some scribes who were Pharisees saw that Jesus was eating with  
sinners and tax collectors and said to His disciples, 
"Why does He eat with tax collectors and sinners?"
Jesus heard this and said to them, 
"Those who are well do not ...
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Fasting, Feasting, and Festivity

Presented at Text & Talk with Dr Patrick - Saturday, 18 December 2021 Fasting is about disciplining our appetites, and especially about offering such discipline as a sacrifice to God, an action that at the same time purifies the heart ...
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